This week I want to talk about Georgia Farrell. She is a rising star among Rowan designers and moving confidently out on her own. Designing professionally since at least 2015, she’s done several excellent collections of really wearable designs.
I first took real notice of Georgia’s work when she didMy London, a collection of modern accessories in Rowan Alpaca Soft DK and Alpaca Classic. That was 2020. Really fresh designs that show her love of architecture and how it informs her work.
I tend to pick certain favorites from pattern collections without thinking too much about who the designer is. I know, very selfish of me, but I think that’s how most of us non-designers do. Anyway, looking back over her work on Ravelry, I see that most of my favorite designs from Mode and Rowan over the past few seasons have been Georgia’s
This one from the very first Mode collection was such a standout. We had several knitters make this one in beautiful Kid Classic.
If you’re already a little tired of winter and ready for some spring, then you want to look at Abstract, a fun and colorful collection in Felted Tweedand Kidsilk Haze. Felted Tweed is a perfect transitional fiber - warm enough for spring’s chilly weather but colorful enough to get me out of the winter doldrums. There are soft pastels and vibrant brights, and everything in between.
Look at these two gorgeous vests, Asymmetry and Reflect. Both would be perfect over a turtleneck now, over a blouse through late spring and again in the fall and winter. depending on the colors you choose.